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As government and the insurance industry continue their quest to control health care, your clinical autonomy is in jeopardy. Now more than ever, you need to fight and advocate to keep medical decisions in your well-trained hands.

Fortunately, you do not have to wage the fight alone. Successful legislative advocacy depends upon an integrated approach, consisting of lobbying, grassroots activity and political action through the California Medical Association's (CMA) California Medical Association Political Action Committee (CALPAC). 

Operated by physicians for physicians, CALPAC supports hundreds of candidates for state and federal office who share CMA's philosophy and vision of the future of health care and medical practice.

Support CALPAC

Strengthen your political voice and protect the practice of medicine.

CALPAC Officers

Susan Kaweski, M.D.
Sion Roy, M.D.
Damodara Rajasekhar, M.D.
Vimal Nanavati, M.D.

CALPAC Board of Directors

Luther Cobb, M.D., FACS
District 2
George Paz, M.D.
District 3
James Schlund, M.D.
District 4
Ramin Manshadi, M.D.
District 5
Lee T. Snook, M.D.
District 6
Hemant Dhingra, M.D.
District 8
George Fouras, M.D.
District 11
Alexander Ding, M.D.
District 13
Kunal Sukhija, M.D.
District 14
Eric Hansen, D.O.
District 16
Colleen Copelan, M.D.
District 19
Guillermo Valenzuela, M.D.
District 20
Peter Richman, M.D.
District 22
David Friscia, M.D.
District 23
Emil Avanes, M.D.
District 24
Hector Flores, M.D.
District 25
Bill Averill, M.D.
District 26
C. Freeman, M.D.
District 27
Gerardo "Jerry" Hizon, M.D.
District 28
Rodney Borger, M.D.
District 29
Melanie Crane, M.D.
District 31
Christopher Celio, M.D.
District 34
Nikan Khatibi, M.D.
District 36
Diana Ramos, M.D.
District 37
Mihir Parikh, M.D.
District 38
Mark Sornson, M.D.
District 39


Micah Scheindlin
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2570
Yna Shimabukuro
Senior Director, Center for Political Operations
(916) 444-5532
Nathan Skadsen
PAC Coordinator, Center for Political Operations
(916) 551-2078


David H. Aizuss, M.D., FAAO, FACS

Dustin Corcoran

Troy Elander, M.D.

Richard K. Freeman, M.D.

Jay S. Joseph, M.D.

Ramin Manshadi, M.D.

Theodore Mazer, M.D.

Lee Snook, M.D., FACP

Tanya Spiritos, M.D.

James J. Strebig M.D., J.D.

Shannon Udovic-Constant M.D.

Robert Wailes M.D.

Robert D. Allen, M.D.

Peter G. Anderson, M.D.

Patricia L. Austin, M.D.

Scott Benninghoven, M.D.

Kenneth S. Blumenfeld, M.D.

Jeffrey C. Brackett, M.D.

Peter Bretan, M.D.

J. Brennan Casssidy, M.D.

Amber Leighan Chatwin, M.D.

Lawrence C. Cheung, M.D., FAAD, FASDS

Jack Chou, M.D.

Caleb Perry Chu, M.D.

Colleen Copelan, M.D.

Hemant Dhingra, M.D.

Catherine Ferguson, M.D.

Martin Fishman, M.D.

Sergio R. Flores, M.D.

Lawrence R. Frank, M.D., FACP

C. Freeman, M.D., MBA, FAPA

David A. Friscia, M.D., MBA

Gordon L. Fung, M.D. PhD

Dev A. GnanDev, M.D.

Ruth E. Haskins, M.D.

Standiford Helm, II, M.D.

Nathaniel Howard Jr., M.D.

Nikan H. Khatibi, D.O.

Mark H. Kogan, M.D.

James C. MacMillan, M.D.

Mark Penner, D.O., FACEP

Suresh K. Sachdeva, M.D.

R. Sankaram, M.D.

James H. Schultz, Jr., M.D., MBA, FAAFP

Mark W. Sornson, M.D., Ph.D

Karl E. Steinberg, M.D., FAAFP

Satinder Swaroop, M.D., FACC, FACP

Ronald C. Thurston, M.D., MSP

Paul Bennett Yost, M.D.

CALPAC is a voluntary political organization that contributes to candidates for state and federal office who share our philosophy and vision of the future of medicine.  Political law and CALPAC policy determines how your contribution to CALPAC is allocated.  CMA will not favor or disadvantage anyone based on the amounts of or failure to make PAC contributions, nor will it affect your membership status with the CMA.  Contributions to PAC’s are voluntary and not limited to the suggested amounts.

Contributions are not deductible for state or federal income tax purposes.

Contributions made in error may be refunded within thirty (30) days by contacting CALPAC at (800)CALPAC-9.

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